BROADCAST AND DIGITAL RESTRICTIONS~**BROADCAST: MUST COURTESY "MTV's Promathon ©2020 ViacomCBS Media Networks". VIDEO CAN BE EDITED LINEARLY FOR LENGTH. NO ALTERATIONS. NO MANIPULATION PERMITTED. Digital: MUST COURTESY "MTV's Promathon ©2020 ViacomCBS Media Networks". NO USE AFTER MONDAY, MAY 25, 2020. FOR USE ON WEBSITES AND DIGITAL PLATFORMS ONLY (STREAMING ONLY). NO USER DOWNLOAD PERMITTED. VIDEO CAN BE EDITED LINEARLY FOR LENGTH. NO ALTERATIONS. NO MANIPULATION PERMITTED~**
The virtual event was live-streamed on YOUTUBE and included celebrities like DJ Khaled, Bebe Rexha, Becky G, Janelle Monáe, Chloe x Halle, KYLE & others.
Before the event started, viewers were treated to pre-prom festivities including a dance tutorial from celebrity Julianne Hough, an eye makeup tutorial from internet sensation Bretman Rock, and a hairdo tutorial from celebrity stylist Chris Applewood.
The celebration also doubled as a get-out-the-vote effort aimed at graduates who will be eligible to vote for the first time in this November's presidential elections.
A number of other virtual ceremonies are set to be held with some of the country's biggest names getting together to hold a number of events celebrating the class of 2020.
MICHELLE OBAMA: Hey, class of 2020. Look, I know that none of you planned on missing out on so many senior year milestones, things like sports tournaments or prom nights. But I am so proud of what I've seen from you all. You're persevering through everything you're facing.
And look, there's no playbook for any of this. And yet, you've shown creativity and resilience far beyond your years. That's why all of us at When We All Vote and MTV wanted to celebrate you.
So tonight, I just want you to breathe deep, dance your heart out, and enjoy this prom-a-thon. You've earned it. And as always, if you know anyone who still isn't registered to vote, just tell them to text prom, P-R-O-M, to 56005.